Hi there! My name is Andrew, and I’m a big fan of music, vinyl records, and vintage audio equipment from the 80:s (If you’ve been watching Stranger Things, you know what I mean). I’ve been collecting vinyl records for many years now, and I can’t get enough of the warm, rich sound that only vinyl can provide. However, I had a long break when the CDs took over, and other things got my attention in life, which is pretty common at a certain age.
I’m also an IT professional and have worked in the industry all my professional life. I was one of the first beta testers of Spotify (back in 2006 or 2007) long before no one knew or understood what music streaming was and how it would impact the music industry. Even if I had access to almost all the music in the world by streaming, It could never replace the warmth and richness of vinyl. That can’t be found in digital formats. There’s something about the sound of a record that just can’t be replicated digitally.
I started this blog to share my love of vinyl with others and to help spread the word about the joys of collecting and listening to records. And to help others get started and answer questions you might have as a newbie. I believe that vinyl is more than just a medium for listening to music – it’s a way of connecting with the past and experiencing music in a more personal, non-digital, and immersive way.
I hope to inspire others to discover the magic of vinyl and help start their own collections. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a newcomer to the world of vinyl, I hope you find something of value here.
One of my favorite things about collecting vinyl is the endless discovery. There’s always a new record to find, and each one brings its own unique listening experience.
In my own collection, you’ll find a wide range of genres and styles, from classic rock and jazz to indie and electronic. Some of my all-time favorite records include vinyl records from 1984, which was a fantastic year for us music lovers. But I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting music to add to my collection.
I also have a special place in my heart for rare and hard-to-find records. I love the thrill of the hunt, and I’ve been lucky enough to track down some truly unique and obscure releases over the years.
When it comes to vinyl, I believe a few things:
- Vinyl is more than just a medium for listening to music: It’s a way of connecting with the past and experiencing music in a more personal and immersive way.
- Vinyl has a warmth and richness that can’t be found in digital formats: There’s something about the sound of a record that just can’t be replicated digitally.
- Collecting vinyl is a never-ending journey: There’s always a new record to discover, and each one brings its own unique listening experience.
- The vinyl community is special: Collectors are a passionate and dedicated group of people, and I love being a part of such a special community.
So What About the Name?
A few years ago, I planned a business trip to Los Angeles and decided to stay over the weekend to visit friends and do some shopping. While there, I planned to visit one of my favorite record stores Vacation Vinyl but discovered that it was closed. Disappointed, I returned to my hotel and began searching online. I found out that the domain name vacationvinyl.com was for sale and immediately decided to purchase it. And that’s how the rest of the story unfolded.
Keep the vinyl flame alive: In a digital age, it’s more important than ever to keep the love of vinyl alive. I hope my blog will help you keep the vinyl flame burning bright.
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All the best,